This past weekend I had the honour of being able to attend the Immerse in Elen retreat held in Danbury, Essex.
I'd never been to a retreat before and I really didn't know what to expect, I went through the mill prior to getting there - you know the thoughts:
"would they like me, would I like them, would I know anything, would I be able to sleep"
We (the KW leadership team) got there early on Friday night so that we could meet with some of the Retreatees and have some fellowship and food - I have to be honest and say I was looking forward to this bit as I could hide my shyness and lack of confidence by stuffing my face and saying nothing .... yeah I know coward that I am!!!!
I have to say tho.......... all my worries and wibbles were totally unfounded, a more diverse group of women I'd never met - but each one was lovely and friendly, welcoming and warm and open to the experience.
On the Saturday we did some meditations and craftwork and opened up the Temple space which was a total honour to be there for.... and Saturday night we did some drumming and drinking round a lovely fire!
Sunday, was more crafting and meditations and Dedications - and the emotions ........ ohh boy!!!!
I've purposefully not been to specific because each person there will have had an unique experience and being honest some of the lovely memories I have are personal to the person I was sharing it with and it's not my place to blog about them..........
However, on a personal note .... I am still processing the weekend - but more than that I've made some lovely friends that with time I am sure will come to mean much, much more to me..... and I've been gifted another Path to walk with my Guides and the Divine ....
I feel so very blessed and as I said honoured to have been given the chance to share this weekend with some of the most talented and wonderful women I hadn't met!
love Raven x x x